Thiago Silva has spoken with Lucas Moura about a move to France as Paris Saint-Germain look to hijack Manchester United's bid for the Sao Paulo starlet.
United were widely expected to win the race to sign Moura this month, but reports in South America on Monday suggested a move to PSG could be on the cards.
Inter Milan are also keen on signing the 19-year-old, but president Massimo Moratti claimed PSG were ready to offer €45million for the playmaker - a figure he is unwilling to match and one which United are yet to come anywhere close to.
United are believed to have tabled a bid in the region of €30m, and Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes on Tuesday confirmed PSG's interest in the teenager (see Related Articles).
Silva, who joined PSG earlier this summer, is currently with Moura representing Brazil at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and believes the playmaker could join him in Paris before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
"I spoke with Lucas last week, when I saw that something was out in the press," he told Mundo Deportivo.
"I know they are talking, there are negotiations, and I hope he will sign for PSG.
"I know that the PSG and Sao Paulo are talking about it. I would be happy if the guy came to us at the end."
And the former AC Milan centre-back added: "Lucas does amazing things with the ball.
"I do not praise Lucas because we play together or because he is my friend, but because he brings a lot to a Brazilian team that is already great.
"The team has huge qualities and this is a player who can bring even more. He is a very fast player with a very good delivery."
Moura, who has also been linked with Real Madrid, last week announced he plans to make a decision on his future at the conclusion of the Olympics.